Jordan (Frericks) Kvitle ’13

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As a sophomore, Kvitle averaged 15.3 points and 7.6 rebounds for Notre Dame, which went 32-1 and won the Class 2A championship in 2010-11. She averaged 16 points and 7.9 rebounds as a junior for Notre Dame, which went 33-1 and won the Class 2A championship in 2011-12. She averaged 17.5 points and 8.4 rebounds and 5.1 steals as a senior for Notre Dame, which went 30-0 and won the Class 3A championship in 2012-13.

Kvitle finished as QND’s career leader in points, rebounds and steals, and she was fourth in assists. She was a two-time Illinois Basketball Coaches Association first-team All-state selection and a two-time Herald-Whig Player of the Year. She was the Illinois Basketball Services Large School Player of the Year as a senior, and she was named Player of the Year by the Associated Press, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Champaign News-Gazette. She finished sixth in the Ms. Illinois Basketball polling in 2012 and third in 2013. Kvitle also was a member of a state championship soccer team as well at QND.

Kvitle went on to play at the University of Missouri, starting 121 out of 128 career games. She finished with 1,433 career points (11.1 per game) and 1,032 rebounds (8.1 per game). She was a second team All-Southeastern Conference selection as a sophomore and as a junior, and after a knee injury forced her to miss the 2016-17 season, Kvitle returned to be named to the All-Southeastern Conference second team again.

Kvitle then played professionally during the 2019-20 season for Herner TC in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany, where she was named team MVP and the team captain. She and her husband, Martin, live in Quincy with their daughter, Charlie, and she’s pregnant with a second child expected in April. She is an interior designer at Bodine White, a firm out of Columbia, Mo.

"Thank you, Quincy Notre Dame Hall of Fame Committee Members, for this induction. I am deeply honored and grateful that you have considered me worthy to be a member of the QND Hall of Fame.

To my mother and father, the love, support, and time you have unselfishly given throughout my sports career means so much to me. As my parents, you have both instilled so many amazing values that have helped me along my journey such as work ethic, determination, loyalty, and generosity. To my sisters, Audra and Morgan, thank you for being the best role models, even to this day. Your example in sports and in life has always challenged me to be the best version of myself. I will be forever grateful to my family for the foundation of love, faith, and encouragement with which they have blessed me.

To my teammates, I will cherish the memorable time we shared forever. I am so thankful that I was able to be surrounded by and play with such a talented group of girls. The confidence and trust we had in one another made playing the game so much fun. I truly enjoyed competing and celebrating with each of you.

To all my coaches throughout my high school years, especially Coach Eric Orne and Coach Kevin Meyer, thank you for teaching me the game and helping me grow as a player. I truly appreciate the time you shared and the lessons you taught, including the importance of fundamentals and attention to detail; upholding and inspiring the standard of good energy resulting in high effort; and last but not least, the preparation of how to win as one team. Special thanks to Coach Orne for allowing me the opportunity to develop in service, leadership, and accountability. These lessons will remain with me throughout my entire life.

To the QND community, girls' basketball fans, and the Quincy media, the way you rallied around our teams through those years is unforgettable. You helped create an atmosphere full of excitement and passion for the game. Thank you so much for following along on our journey, believing in us, and sharing our story.

To all future Lady Raiders, I wish you all the best in everything you try to accomplish as a team! Thank you to everyone who made my time at QND so special!"

-Jordan (Frericks) Kvitle '13


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